• Qantas ditches Dubai

    Aug 31, 2017, 11:46 AM

    Thanks Jf80 for the update. Interesting that for Melbourne based passengers, if you want to catch the A380 all the way to LHR and if you can afford to/redeem points to fly in F, the only way to do it is with a 6 hour stop in SIN (QF35/QF1). The better connection in SIN (1hr 30) is QF37 but that's...

  • Velocity Golds lose LAX lounge access

    Jan 11, 2017, 03:56 PM

    Am stunned by this. What on earth are VA doing? Flagship route, and this mess?! Surely you arrange a plan B for valued frequent flyers before killing one of the key benefits of Gold. Fortunately I'm a Qantas club member too...was going to book on Virgin's relaunched Melbourne service in the next ...

  • Virgin clarifies seat selection fee

    Aug 11, 2016, 02:30 PM

    Anyone want my 4 free platinum upgrade vouchers? I've got no use for them anymore. I've just ditched Virgin due to these changes and booked several flights today on Qantas. The first of many more. It's been fun while it last Virgin, all the best.

  • Wow. Just gobsmacked by this decision. Like many of the other comments in this post, am a long term platinum flyer having moved to VA with the rebrand several years ago from QF. This comes on the back of me spending the past week trying to find any availability to Europe in June/July 2016 in J cl...

  • I reckon the no kids policy is great. The few times this year I've flown back from the US and used the Qantas business lounge at LAX it's been a creche. Kids running around and laying across the floor. Annoying.

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  • The lack of award availability to LAX in J is the reason I’ve drifted from Platinum back to Gold and soon to be Silver with velocity. The only use for VA points is domestic redemptions or international with SQ KrisFlyer transfer, which is very good. I’m burning through my velocity poi...

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